Synonyms for gnarl

Synonyms for (noun) gnarl

Synonyms: gnarl, knot

Definition: something twisted and tight and swollen

Usage: their muscles stood out in knots; the old man's fists were two great gnarls; his stomach was in knots

Similar words: distorted shape, distortion

Definition: a shape resulting from distortion

Synonyms for (verb) gnarl

Synonyms: murmur, mutter, gnarl, grumble, croak

Definition: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

Usage: she grumbles when she feels overworked

Similar words: sound off, kvetch, kick, quetch, plain, complain

Definition: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

Usage: My mother complains all day; She has a lot to kick about


Synonyms: gnarl

Definition: twist into a state of deformity

Usage: The wind has gnarled this old tree

Similar words: turn, twist, bend, flex, deform

Definition: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Usage: bend the rod; twist the dough into a braid; the strong man could turn an iron bar